Teaching Grammar to Adults and Teens Grammar is the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology. British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom. It includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom. American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States. It includes all English dialects used within the United States.
Adverbs and adverb phrases: position - English Grammar Today We can put adverbs and adverb phrases at the front, in the middle or at the end of a clause. The front position of the clause is the first item in the clause: Suddenly I felt afraid. Grammar This is a grammar comic about the proper usage of who versus whom. A look at the meaning of "flushing out an idea." This comic will LITERALLY make butterflies explode out of your underpants. A guide explaining when to use i.e. instead of e.g. A little bit ironic, dontcha think? Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Vocabulary Instruction Part One Over the school holidays I have been playing around with an app called Aurasma, in the hope of creating an activity for reading groups to enhance our vocabulary studies. We already do a number of activities with iPads that enhance explicit vocabulary instruction, but this is going to be different. I think this activity is going to blow the kids away, and I’m so looking forward to seeing their faces when they use it for the first time. I recently bought a puppet to enhance the delivery of vocabulary lessons. The students teach the puppet our “Fancy Words”, demonstrating the action associated with the word and explaining its meaning.
Cohesion: linking words and phrases 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards. Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Your mark could be affected either way. The best way to "get a feel" for these words is through your reading. Most textbooks and articles are well-written and will probably include a lot of these cohesive devices.
Introduction This resource pack provides a range of activities to explain and reinforce the meaning of compound words. It should enable pupils to: understand that a compound word is two smaller words joined togetherlook at individual words to make their own compound wordsidentify and create compound words from a list or table of words
Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest A winner of last year’s contest: Bifurcate, by Sam Jenks We’ve been publishing a Word of the Day every school day since our blog began, and last year, just as we were about to hit 1,000, we announced our first Vocabulary Video Contest. We liked the results so much that we’re back with a second year of the challenge. So, along with our collaborators for Word of the Day — the linguists who run Vocabulary.com and Visual Thesaurus — we invite you to create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words in our now nearly 1,200 words strong collection. You have until Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Eastern to do it. Linking Words — A complete List of English Connecting Words Linking & Connecting Words It is essential to understand how Linking Words, as a part of speech, can be used to combine ideas in writing - and thus ensure that ideas within sentences and paragraphs are elegantly connected - for the benefit of the reader. This will help to improve your writing (e.g. essay, comment, summary (scientific) review, (research) paper, letter, abstract, report, thesis, etc.). It is also fundamental to be aware of the sometimes subtle meaning of these "small" words within the English language.
Making a Simple Animated gif with GIMP Since I just made a bilingual LatinLOLCat for my Connected Courses make post, I thought I would quickly explain here just how I made the animation with the GIMP (fabulous free image editing software; find out more at gimp.org). It's so easy! 1. Transition Words & Phrases As a "part of speech" transition words are used to link words, phrases or sentences. They help the reader to progress from one idea (expressed by the author) to the next idea. Thus, they help to build up coherent relationships within the text.